Glossary beginning with M
Religious figures such as Saints and Bishops that may appear in stained glass, sculpture, and etc. Also terms with an Ecclesiastical meaning.
- Magnificatsearch for term
The Song of Mary from the first chapter of Luke. The name comes from the first word of the Vulgate text
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
the English being
My soul doth magnify the Lord
The text forms one of the earliest Christian Hymns, and probably the first of the Marian Cult.Synonyms: Song of Mary
- Mary Magdalenesearch for term
Mary Magdalene was one of Jesus' follows in Galilee, healed of seven devils, she was present at the crucifixion, was the person to find the tomb empty, was the first person whom Jesus appeared to and given the task of announcing his Resurrection.Synonyms: Mary of Magdalene
- Monothelismsearch for term
Monothelism is a 7th century heresy that holds that Christ has two natures (human and divine) but only one will. In 638 a letter by the Emperor Heraclius the doctrine was declared to be official imperial form of Christianity. Subsequent popes in Rome denounced the doctrine which lead to a schism between the western and eastern churches.